Taxon  Report   8989    
Symphyotrichum defoliatum  (Parish) G. L. Nesom
San bernardino aster
Symphyotrichum defoliatum
© 2009 Bob Allen
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Symphyotrichum defoliatum
© 2009 Bob Allen
Symphyotrichum defoliatum
© 2009 Bob Allen
Symphyotrichum defoliatum, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Symphyotrichum defoliatum
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Genus: Symphyotrichum
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Aster defoliatus
PLANTS: Aster deserticola
PLANTS: Virgulaster bernardinus
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More information about  Symphyotrichum defoliatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).